For Ha Long Bay is Heaven

If you ever think that it is not possible to feel some summer heat in December then I will have to disagree with that. It’s almost the middle of the month but Ha Long Bay has the warmest weather I have ever encountered here in Vietnam, so far. Hanoi, its chill sister — a place…

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Celebrating Chinese New Year in Binondo

It has been my own tradition to attend the Chinese New Year celebrations in Binondo. The colors, the food and even the mood is what I’m always after. There is a charm to Binondo’s organized chaos. The hustle and bustle of this preserved Chinatown will make you want for more. I ride the LRT and…

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The Heart of the North: Hanoi Travel Guide

A midnight flight to Hanoi is the last thing that I would even imagine doing. I hate staying up late and I won’t enjoy anything with my eyes half-closed. But I later on found out that I was wrong. Flying at wee hours is the most relaxed that I have ever been. You’re in like…

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Beyond Seoul: Everland Resort

Second to the last day — the dreadful counting of our departure starts. I put my coloured socks on and tied my white shoes. We stepped outside the cold and walked to the nearest station here in Incheon. We take a train to Gangnam and ride a bus directly routed to Everland Resort. Today, I’m…

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Namsan Seoul Tower: A View From the Top

With our freezing feet, we climb the narrow and steep streets to reach Namsan Seoul Tower. The interconnected streets led us to the cable car terminal. Thank goodness for restaurants within the building, our rumbling stomachs longing for food was again satisfied. We had the option to either ride the cable car or set ourselves…

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